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How social media activity can affect a divorce

| Jul 23, 2020 | High-asset Divorce

The end of a marriage can be an emotionally challenging time for every member of the family. These emotions can spill over into what a Nebraska spouse may post online on his or her social media account, and this can then lead to additional complications during a divorce. In some cases, it may actually be better to completely avoid social media while the divorce process is still underway.

Depending on what’s posted, it is possible that social media content can actually be used against a person in court. This is prevalent in particularly contentious divorces. If someone is in the middle of a custody fight, staying away from social media is a good idea. It is possible that any posts could be taken out of content and misconstrued for the benefit of the other party.

Even seemingly innocuous Facebook, Twitter or Instagram posts can be taken out of context. When in the midst of a serious legal battle, it is best to assume everything is fair game. Posts can be used to prove spending habits, the existence of marital assets, parenting capabilities, temperament and more. Getting off social media also takes away the urge to express frustrations about the other party, reveal personal information or even say something that could be perceived as threatening.

Divorce is complex, and it can be difficult to manage emotions during this time. A Nebraska family law attorney can help a parent and spouse navigate this process effectively and avoid detrimental mistakes. Avoiding social media is just one way to protect one’s interests and pursue a beneficial outcome.